seven deadly sins


seven deadly sins

plural noun

  1. the seven sins of pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth.

pl n

  1. a fuller name for the deadly sins

pl n

  1. theol the sins of pride, covetousness, lust, envy, gluttony, anger, and sloth

Widely known in the Middle Ages as sins that lead to damnation. They are: pride, covetousness (greed), lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth. (See mortal sin/venial sin.)

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